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Best Places To Visit In Ayodhya Along With Ram Mandir

Ayodhya is a city steeped in beliefs and holds immense religious significance for Hindus as it's the birthplace of Lord Rama. Along with Ram Mandir there are several places like Hanuman Garhi and Kanak Bhawan that you can visit in Ram Nagari.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Jan 3, 2024 16:59 IST
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Ayodhya is a city steeped in religious and cultural significance, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It holds immense religious significance for Hindus as it’s the birthplace of Lord Rama. The city is situated on the banks of the Sarayu River and has a rich historical and cultural heritage.

Hanuman Garhi, a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, sits atop a hill and is a significant pilgrimage spot. The Kanak Bhavan, known for its intricate architecture and housing idols of Lord Rama and Sita, is another must-visit site. Here are top 5 must-visit places in Ayodhya:

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Top 5 places to visit in Ayodhya 

Hanuman Garhi

Located in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, Hanuman Garhi is a well-known temple devoted to Lord Hanuman. This temple, which is perched on a hill, is said to grant wishes and bring benefits to those who visit. Lord Hanuman’s devotees have a special place in their hearts for this temple, which is renowned for its auspicious aura and spiritual ambiance. To pay their respects and obtain Lord Hanuman’s blessings, a large number of devotees ascend the 76 steps.


Mother Sita brought an idol of the goddess Girija Devi to Ayodhya following her marriage to Lord Rama. Mother Sita used to worship the Devi in a stunning temple built by King Dashrath for the idol. There’s now an outstanding statue of the local goddess, Goddess Devkali.

Ram Ki Paidi

Ram ki Paidi is a group of ghats situated along the Saryu River’s bank. The riverfront presents a breathtaking landscape, particularly at night when the floodlights are on. These are platforms for devotees who, so the story goes, come to bathe in the river and thereby wash away their sins.

Nageshwar Nath Temple
This temple is located in Ayodhya at Ram Ki Paidi. The Rama son Kush is credited with founding the Nageshwarnath temple. According to mythology, Kush lost his armlet while taking a bath in the Saryu, and a Nag-Kanya saw and became enamored with him. Kush built this shrine for her because she was a devotee of Shiva.

Kanak Bhawan 

It is said that Kanak Bhawan is the private place of Lord Rama and Mata Sita. This place was gifted to the goddess by Kaikei when she came to Ayodhya after getting married to Shri Ram. it is one of the finest and most renowned places in Ayodhya. 

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First published on: Jan 03, 2024 04:59 PM IST

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